Australia’s Jack Miller once again showed his strength in rain-soaked conditions at Sunday’s San Marino Grand Prix.
While most riders struggled in the wet, Miller put on a masterclass to score his second top-six result of the season and best series of finishes since starting in MotoGP™ in 2014.
Miller’s performance brought back fond memories of his first MotoGP™ win, at Assen last year in similar conditions.
After qualifying 14th at Misano, Miller skyrocketed to ninth on the first lap, and by the second lap he was in a fierce battle with Cal Crutchlow and Maverick Vinales for fifth place.
Late in the race, Miller’s rear grip started to fade, pushing him back to sixth where he finished.
“At the start of the race I felt I had more pace than Vinales and Crutchlow, but by the end of the race my pace dropped and I probably switched the engine map too late to help look after the rear tyre,” Miller said.
“This was my best weekend in the second half of the season so far, and with some good points I am looking forward to the next race in Aragon.”
Meanwhile, EG 0,0 Marc VDS team principal Michael Bartholemy was also pleased with Miller’s performance.
“Not only I am very happy with this race result by Jack, I am even happier that we are back in the form showed at the beginning of the season with a fast and constant pace,” he said.
“And who knows what could have happened if Jack had been able to get ahead of Crutchlow and Vinales earlier in the race.”
Miller has five races left with Marc VDS before he moves to Pramac Ducati for the 2018 season.
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